Getting rid of blackheads on the nose can be one of the most challenging things to do. One wrong move, and you are looking at a week-long dilemma with a gigantic pimple, probably bigger than your nose. Luckily for most of us, we are not alone in facing this problem.
Many people have already given their 2 cents regarding this issue that seems to be unresolved for centuries now. I may sound like I am talking about Cancer, and you may think I am going nuts, but believe me, blackheads and acne have affected more lives than cancer (albeit in a different way).
Sebum, the culprit
Blackhead formation begins when your skin produces too much sebum (or in simpler terms, oil). You have to be mindful of the T-area on your face, as that is the part that is usually plagued by our friendly sebum visitors. The T-area consists of your forehead and your nose. Have you ever noticed that blackheads, whiteheads, and even pimples are more commonly seen in that specific region?
I understand how difficult it is for you to face the mirror every day seeing only an endless array of blackheads on your nose, so I give you these smashing tips to have a nose you can be proud of:
Squeeze em out!
The most common, yet (I felt the need to warn you) the riskiest, way to remove your blackheads would naturally be to squeeze them out. Seeing a dermatologist perform this tedious task for you is ideal. An expert’s touch is certainly better, but more expensive too.
If you are trying to save a few bucks, you can also do this in the comforts of your bathroom, but always remember to stay as clean and sterile as possible. Wash your face and your hands first with warm water and a mild facial wash. If you have tools to help you squeeze out the blackheads on your nose, make sure they are clean too.
Aside from pinching out your blackheads, exfoliating your skin regularly will also help. You can use over-the-counter products, but they may cause an allergic reaction, so you might want to go au natural. Take a handful of brown sugar and rub it on your clean, wet face.
This will serve as your hypo-allergenic exfoliating cream. Let it dry and then wash it off with warm water. Remember to exfoliate in moderation, (twice a week is probably plenty). Doing it in excess may result in dry and unattractive skin.
Warm em first!
One of the more natural ways to get rid of these blackheads on your nose is to warm them up and then pluck them out. In other words, take a warm shower. This opens up your pores. Once your pores are open, try squeezing out those blackheads (you can use your hands or a blackhead remover tool (they have pinching, stripping, and vacuum tools).
Another way to open up your pores is to use a wet towel. Boil water and place a small towel in there for a few seconds. Take the boiling water off of the heating source, remove the towel safely, wait for the towel to cool a bit, and then apply it to your nose for 10 minutes (make sure the towel isn’t so hot it will burn you). This will open up those nose pores and make the blackheads available for extraction.